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How to set up security feature in VB

Posted on 1999-11-06
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I'm new to VB environment. I am not sure how is the way to secure the VB programs such as allows the user to create user profile and allows the user to access to the programs authorised only. What are the options I can follow, do I need to create a Access's table to store the user name and program to access. How to secure this table from user viewing. I would really appreciate if someone can give me some code or guidline on how tho do this. Thanks u guys in advance.
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Are your users running NT or Win9X?

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Good answer. ;)
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Best way to do this is if you're on a LAN let the LAN security handle it.

If the user can get to the files, they can generally hack your data. Even if they can't use your particular app, they can always peer "under the hood" with debuggers and such.

If you have your data on a shared LAN directory then the LAN authentication can prevent unauthorized access and there is no coding effort on your part. If the LAN says they can have access, then your program will run. If the LAN says "No", then your app will crash and burn (or die gracefully depending on your code) but in any case will NOT give them any type of access to your data - with your program or any other.

If you're on a local workstation and running win95/98/2k, there there is little you can do beyond physical security.

BTW: Reject axter's "point hound answer" since his "answer" was just another question...

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Sorry for entering my comment as an answer.  I must have checked the wrong box.

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The program is run under win 95/98. Can your provide some sample code or guidelines on how to set up the control such as verify password befoer allows to access to the system and how to create a program allows user to set up user profile and authority access to programs. Thanks.
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Are you on a LAN?


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